Thursday, March 29, 2012
Song - Forevermore
Artist - Kaite Herzig
My friend Andrea just posted this song on facebook and I thought it was adorable! My brother played in basketball when I was a kid and we would often go to day long tournaments and watch him. To keep me entertained my mom would play handslap games with me and this is one we got really good at!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Song - Penny's Song
Artist - Joss Wheden
Sort of anticlimactic for my 200th song, but I was in a Dr Horrible kind of mood! Not in a horrible mood that is, just in the mood for Dr Horrible.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Song - Oh Comely
Artist - Neutral Milk Hotel
I have been trying to do this song since Emily and I did a Neutral Milk Hotel song last month. While it's not hard to play, it has definitely been the most vocally challenging song I have done on this blog. His voice is so unique it's hard to even attempt some songs, but I gave this one a shot, hopefully it isn't too bad!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Song - Tonight you Belong to Me
Artist - Billy Rose
Sometimes when I go out to see my folks my dad will let me play a few songs with him at the restaurants he plays music for in town. I usually feel like I really need to hold back on my voice because the space is small and I don't want to annoy people, but that means you can barely hear us in the video! Also, I need to reign in the theatre face something wicked!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Song - Ain't She Sweet
Artist - Milton Ager
I graduated from college yesterday, more like I just finished up with my classes. No diploma till June and I won't be walking in the ceremony and that's not till June either. I was kind of bummed about the way the anticlimactic way my college career ended, but hey I finished something I started and really is something to be proud of!
As a graduation gift my sweet fiance got me this new ukulele which I absolutely love. He has been so supportive and wonderful throughout our relationship, but definitely since I have been in school. He was always there to listen when I was a crank about a teacher or a project that was due. He would remind me why I started when things got hard and would cheer me on when I did well. He is a tremendous partner and I am so lucky to have him.
But onto the uke! I have been on the look out for an upgrade on my soprano uke, as the little Mahalo is great but leaves something to be desired on tone. This thing is amazing. It's a Kala pacific walnut body and super light with just the best ring to it. I know I have done this song before, but I just really wanted to showcase the sound on the uke, as I think it is just divine!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Song - Sweet Pea
Artist - Amos Lee
I took a class today from Lil Rev at Apple Music and it was really inspiring. I need to work on my strumming patterns a lot! I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on chords progressions, but I really need to work on what to do with my right hand. Thanks Lil Rev!
Here is a short video of him demoing some things he taught us, I really want to get those triplets down!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Song - Pumped Up Kicks
Artist - Foster the People
Here is another one of those songs that EVERY ONE with a ukulele has done. I still, however, refuse to do I'm Yours or Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Song - Science Fiction/Double Feature
Artist - Richard O'Brien
I'm no science fiction buff by any means so I really understood a few of the references in this song...
...until the magic of wikipedia told me the rest!! Now I can impress all of my Rocky Horror friends!
Check it out, it's actually pretty interesting!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Song - The Cat Came Back
Artist - Harry S. Miller
Ok, I know I say this a lot, but this really might be my new favorite song to play. I love a chord progression that makes me sound like I know what I'm doing.
On a different note, why is this a kids song? That's messed up! I love though that there are 1000000 versus and no matter what source you look at they are a little bit different. People write new topical ones now and then, I think it's great. Let's brainstorm all the horrible ways we can kill a cat!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Song - Ghost Riders in the Sky
Artist - Stan Jones
This song holds a dear place in my heart because it reminds me a being a kid and listening to the radio show "Ghost Riders in the Sky". That show meant staying up a little later, listening to silly radio dramas, and good music. When you don't watch much TV as a kid a radio show will do just fine!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Song - The Universe Song
Artist - Monty Python
Wow, this song took me about a million times to get right and I still think I messed up my millions and billions a few times!
This goes out to my friend Leah, who I really think has the best perspective on our size, place and importance of the universe. She finds this to be a comfort where I think for most people it terrifies the deepest part of their being. I guess being small and unimportant doesn't have to be scary but rather empowering!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Song - Hallelujah
Artist - Leonard Cohen
As we draw close to reaching almost 200 videos I feel like I'm kind of losing steam on the this project. I really want to try to get to a year (or at least 365 videos) but I'm feel like I am losing momentum and drive. I want to continue for sure, but I may not be able to do a video every day until I feel like the creative juices are flowing again.
Sorry for the quality of this video, I'll be getting the new iphone soon, which is good, cause this one is on it's last legs. I also hope that the girls and I will do this song together soon so I'll repost that one when we do.